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dc.contributor.authorBastian, Lisa
dc.identifier.citationBastian , L 2019 , ' Minimal disturbance : in defence of pragmatic reasons of the right kind ' , Philosophical Studies , vol. First Online .
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dc.descriptionFunding: UK Arts and Humanities Research Council 1796583.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws attention to an important methodological shortcoming in debates about what counts as a reason for belief. An extremely influential distinction in this literature is between reasons of the ‘right kind’ and the ‘wrong kind’. However, as I will demonstrate, arguments making use of this distinction often rely on a specific (and not explicitly stated) conception of epistemic rationality. Shifting focus to a reasonable alternative, namely a coherentist conception, can lead to surprising consequences—in particular, pragmatic reasons can, against orthodoxy, indeed be reasons of the right kind for belief.
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dc.subjectEpistemic rationalityen
dc.subjectRight-kind reasonsen
dc.subjectWrong-kind reasonsen
dc.subjectPragmatic reasonsen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.titleMinimal disturbance : in defence of pragmatic reasons of the right kinden
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Philosophyen
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